Jane Edwards Field

Trustee

I qualified from the then British School of Osteopathy (BSO) (now the University College of Osteopathic Medicine (UCOM)) in 1980 after a 4 year course in osteopathic medicine with a D O (BSc Hons Ost). Once leaving college, I took up a post in Rochdale taking over a very busy practice as the owner lived abroad, seeing 20 to 28 patients per day.

In the late 80’s I was Lead Osteopath to the Junior Judo Olympics. After a year in Rochdale in November 1981, I set up my own Osteopathic Practice in Droitwich. While running my own practice, on my days off, I returned to the BSO as Senior Clinical Tutor and Lecturer in clinical diagnosis for final year students between 1983 and 1997. I was also:

  • Osteopath to Droitwich and Bromsgrove rugby club.
  • Chaired the Worcestershire branch of the National Arthritis group.
  • Qualified in IMS (Modern medical acupuncture) September 2006.
  • Headhunted to work in the BUPA, Solihull multidisciplinary clinic.

I am also a solo classical singer, it therefore follows that I have a specialist interest in posture and breathing techniques.

In 1997 my husband and I were blessed with the birth of our son, Murray. In 2005 he was finally diagnosed with Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD). This obviously had a major impact on our lives and apart from setting up our own charity (Murray’s Muscles to help other MD patients fund equipment in the Midlands), I became heavily involved with the then Muscular Dystrophy Campaign (MDC) (now Muscular Dystrophy UK (MDUK)). From my personal experience of muscular dystrophy, I have developed a wealth of knowledge around equipment and treatment techniques. I was invited to sit on the Joseph Patrick Trust panel (funding arm or MDUK).

Unhappy with the care package offered by the NHS with respect to physical therapies for MD patients, I got together with a group of likeminded people and founded the Neuromuscular Centre Midlands (NMCM), now known as the Muscular Dystrophy Support Centre (MDSC). Striving for a world class multidisciplinary integrated physical therapy team offering ongoing treatment to MD patients.

I am highly skilled in all aspects of physical medicine including Epley Manoeuvre and specialisms in; chronic pain, neuromuscular disorders, breathing techniques and anxiety disorders. I use hands on techniques using an holistic approach to treatment, IMS and CBT and other counselling techniques. I am a primary healthcare practitioner within the NHS.